WATER

  • Are consumer preferences changing on water?

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    The European Vending & Coffee Services Association (EVA) recently contacted vending machine operators and bottlers as part of a survey to help analyse the current trends of bottled water in the industry. The objective of the study was to understand how bottled water is currently provided in the vending industry, to understand if new formats for bottled water are being […]
  • UK water drinks market resurgent

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    The UK water drinks market rebounded in 2021 as the country emerged from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest UK Water Drinks Market reports from Zenith Global, the global food and drink experts. UK consumption of plain water grew by 9% in 2021 to reach 3.5 billion litres. Volumes of flavoured, juicy and functional water drinks enjoyed even […]
  • Just a Drop of kindness from the WHA transforms the lives of villagers in Africa

    By Vending International on May 4, 2022
    The Water Dispenser & Hydration Association (WHA) has funded a new borehole construction project to bring safe, hygienic water to a village in Africa, by donating to the charity, Just a Drop. The charity has used monies raised by WHA members to build a borehole that is already transforming the lives of nearly 300 people in Machilika Village in Zambia. This […]
  • UK Water Drinks Conference in person on World Water Day

    By Vending International on February 23, 2022
    Having maintained supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UK water drinks industry leaders will return to London for their 30th annual conference in person on 22 March 2022, which is also World Water Day. The theme of “Plan for People and Planet” seeks to link public expectations on health and the environment with the need for business to contribute solutions. A […]
  • Smartphone water dispenser

    By Vending International on January 26, 2022
    A tech startup company that offers a suite of smart water coolers with still and sparkling flavors for commercial spaces, has announced a timely new touchless dispensing feature that provides users with a means to hydrate without using the machine’s touchscreen. As offices and workplaces begin to reopen, health precautions around COVID are top of mind, and there are concerns […]
  • British spring water in sustainable box launched in UK

    By Vending International on October 26, 2021
    Water in a Box, the sustainable British water brand that pioneered repackaging water into environmentally friendly cartons, is relaunching a range of 100% British-sourced water in a carton bottle combidome. The Water in a Box range now includes a 500ml plain spring in combidome from SIG and four 330ml Tetra cartons (plain spring, lemon & lime, orange & peach and […]
  • 2021 Global Water Drinks Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on October 26, 2021
    The winners of the 2021 Global Water Drinks Awards were announced on 20 October at an online awards ceremony during the 18th Global Water Drinks Congress. Organised by the food and drink experts, Zenith Global, the 7th annual awards attracted over 165 entries, with participation from every continent worldwide. The Winners Best Natural Still Water Cedea Srl – Cedea Mineral […]
  • UK water dispensers return to growth

    By Vending International on April 23, 2021
    The UK water dispense industry proved its resilience in 2020, losing only 3% of its customer base during the pandemic, according to the latest findings from Zenith Global, the food and drink experts, as presented to the Water Dispenser & Hydration Association in a webinar for members on 22 April. The total number of water dispensers in December 2020 was […]
  • Virtual water event in March

    By Vending International on January 26, 2021
    After a successful online conference in 2020, the UK water drinks industry is planning a second virtual event on 23 March this year. The UK Water Drinks Conference has been the industry’s main annual event for 30 years and is a key forum for producers, suppliers and customers to review and debate current issues, alongside excellent networking. The 2021 theme […]
  • Global Water Drinks Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on October 22, 2020
    The winners of the 2020 Global Water Drinks Awards were announced on 21st October at an online awards ceremony during the virtual 17th Global Water Drinks Congress. Organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global, this year’s awards attracted over 160 entries worldwide, with support from category sponsors, Ball Corporation, Bericap, Güitig and Sidel. The winners are: Best Natural […]